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Da Vinci's lost painting and other record-breaking auctions of 2017

Lovemoney Logo By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 28: The sale of a lost Leonardo da Vinci painting smashed auction records, but it wasn't the only purchase this year that made headlines around the globe in 2017. From Paul Newman's watch to a piece of very special Star Wars history, we take a look at this year's record-breaking sales.

The most spectacular sales of the year

The sale of a lost Leonardo da Vinci painting smashed auction records this week, but it wasn't the only purchase this year that made headlines around the globe in 2017.

Click ahead as we take a look at this year's record-breaking sales, from Paul Newman's watch to a piece of very special "Star Wars" history.

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